Robert Veith, MD, joins Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Medical oncologist/hematologist to care for patients in Slidell

Baton Rouge, La. – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Robert Veith, MD, has joined Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s medical staff in Slidell.

Robert Veith, MD

Veith obtained his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Mass. and a residency in internal medicine at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He undertook a fellowship in hematology at the University of Washington School Of Medicine in Seattle, Wash. For a period, Veith trained under Nobel Prize in Medicine winner Edward Donnall Thomas, who was lauded for his work in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Veith is vastly experienced, having practiced as an oncologist/hematologist in the Metairie area for several decades. Throughout his extensive career he has held senior roles at Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center, and has been a member of several professional societies including the American Society of Hematology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Federation for Clinical Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Southwest Oncology Group. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.

 “We are very pleased to have Dr. Veith bring his considerable expertise to Mary Bird Perkins’ Slidell clinic,” said Jack Saux, MD, medical oncologist, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “His vast experience and knowledge will continue to help us provide the best possible care to our patients.”

Veith will work at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Slidell location, which offers clinic visits and, soon, infusion services.

About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is Louisiana’s largest cancer care organization and has been leading the fight against cancer for more than 50 years. Founded in Baton Rouge in 1971 by a group of community leaders, the Cancer Center now serves every region of Louisiana and communities across southwest Mississippi. With the most expansive team of highly-trained oncologists leveraging innovative therapies and technologies, Mary Bird Perkins is offering the most personalized treatment options available in the Gulf South. The Cancer Center’s emphasis on community-based care allows patients to access these resources close to home. From early detection through our innovative Prevention on the Go screening and education program, to diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer, Mary Bird Perkins offers a wide array of individualized support services to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. For more information, visit